A female pedestrian who died after being struck by a car on a Silver Lake street Friday night has been identified as 24-year-old Ashley Sandau of Canyon Country, according to an official with county coroner’s office. Sandau died from her injuries after she was hit by a westbound car on Rowena near West Silver Lake Drive. Police said Sandau was not in a cross walk when she was hit, and the driver of the vehicle showed no signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Sandau was working as a marketing coordinator while finishing her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications at St. Bonaventure University in New York, according to her LinkedIn profile. A professor at the New York college, which posted a notice of her death, said Sandau came to the school from Germany, where her father was in the military. Sandau was a runner, swimmer and soccer player in college, according to a sports website.
“Ashley was one of our brightest student,” said Pauline W. Hoffmann, Dean of School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure. “She was an honors student and a cross country runner at our Division I school. She was a complete delight to have in class and was certainly an asset to our program. She will be sorely missed. This is such a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”